Quality Systems (NASDAQ: QSII) is one of 197 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Quality Systems to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Quality Systems and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quality Systems 2 8 1 0 1.91
Quality Systems Competitors 707 4530 7273 160 2.54

Quality Systems currently has a consensus price target of $15.08, suggesting a potential upside of 15.14%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 1.16%. Given Quality Systems’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Quality Systems is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Quality Systems and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Quality Systems 5.12% 14.70% 9.41%
Quality Systems Competitors -14.28% -49.62% -2.58%

Risk & Volatility

Quality Systems has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quality Systems’ rivals have a beta of 1.11, suggesting that their average stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Quality Systems and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Quality Systems $509.62 million $18.24 million 30.47
Quality Systems Competitors $2.74 billion $282.94 million 245.94

Quality Systems’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Quality Systems. Quality Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

68.8% of Quality Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.9% of Quality Systems shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.3% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Quality Systems rivals beat Quality Systems on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Quality Systems Company Profile

Quality Systems, Inc. (QSI) primarily, through its NextGen Healthcare subsidiary, provides technology-based solutions and services to the ambulatory care market in the United States. The Company is engaged in developing and marketing software and services that automate certain aspects of practice management (PM) and electronic health records (EHR) for medical and dental practices. The Company operates through three segments: the NextGen Division, the RCM Services Division and the QSI Dental Division. It also provides implementation, training, support and maintenance for software and complementary services, such as revenue cycle management (RCM) and electronic data interchange (EDI). The Company’s clients include single and small practice physicians, networks of practices, such as physician hospital organizations (PHOs), management service organizations (MSOs), accountable care organizations (ACOs), ambulatory care centers, community health centers, and medical and dental schools.

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